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Block Paving in London

Block paving can look great as a driveway. It is an elegant and functional answer to your driveway and can give your home great kerb appeal. Whether you want a classic herringbone design or something a bit different, there are plenty of block paving options and materials accessible to you. The bricks used in block paving are made of clay commonly, but some are made of different composite materials. Among the main advantages to block paving is that if some of the bricks get broken over time, they can be replaced easily. It also means that it is easier to perform work under the top of paving without leaving a mark. The most frequent pattern that driveway companies lay is the herringbone pattern because it has the strongest interlock, rendering it a fantastic choice for driveways. The herringbone pattern is established by the tradesperson by setting the blocks at 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular. Both types of herringbone design create a stylish and interesting look for your driveway that can make your home look fantastic to buyers. Complete our online form to get in touch with up to 4 driveway companies who can give you a quote for a block-paved driveway.

Average Block paving cost in London

The typical cost for a block paving project is about £4,000. For smaller areas of paving, or if you live in a cheaper area of the country, expect to pay approximately £3,000, but for larger areas or within the London area, costs may be as much as £4,600-£5,000.

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Prices based on actual Block paving costs for London, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Block paving installation cost in London 2024

Labour cost £2,800
Material cost £1,000
Waste removal £200
Time frame: 1-2 days

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London

London is the capital city of England and it's still caught in the excitement of the 2012 Olympic Games which graced the city. The multimillion pound venture really helped to produce a number of brand new jobs around the city and saw a number of housing developments mainly in the Stratford area. London continues to be the most popular tourist city in England with attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Madame Tussauds and the Thames River. Properties are diverse too, going back to Tudor, Georgian and Victorians eras.

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MJA Paving and Groundworks

1 review(s)
Based: in Tonbridge, TN12 0JQ

MJA paving and groundworks are a family run business with over 10 years experience in the trade. With an eye for modern design we use our knowledge of the trade to turn your ideas into reality, we can work with you taking your plans on board and crea...

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Flo P., CT5
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Whitstable

Very responsive, arrived when they said they would and sent a quote through which was thorough and timely

CA Surfacing

1 review(s)
Based: in Maidstone, ME15 7BD

We are experienced ground workers that undertake any tarmacing, block paving, slabbing, landscaping, and general maintenance.

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Flo P., CT5
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Whitstable

Did not quote at my request

Stoneartuk LTD

14 review(s)
Based: in London, HA5 3TA

Hi my name is Martin from stone art uk ltd we are a local run landscaping company within the Pinner area we specialise in all types of driveways and patios please do not hesitate to visit us at are website or give us a call .

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Benedict W., W8
3

Paving & Driveway | Block in London

Expensive. No written quotation, so could not evaluate.

Prestige Builders and Roofing Ltd

25 review(s)
Based: in Slough, SL2 3DR

Building roofing and paving

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Justyn F., KT1
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Kingston upon Thames

Got the job done quickly at a fair price

Rightmove Contractors LTD

22 review(s)
Based: in Bognor regis, PO21 3PY

handed down through 3 generations. We have been established for over 45 years and have a wealth of knowledge and qualifications for all jobs. We work all over East Sussex and have had many repeat customers, who have called us years later when they ha...

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Murrae H., BN24
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Pevensey

Very polite and helpful. Would use again

Marshall'S Paving and Landscaping

9 review(s)
Based: in St. albans, AL5 3BW

Professional Block paving and Landscaping services.

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George B., SG1
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Stevenage

I have chosen to go with Marshalls because of their greater history in drives and because they are cheaper

Drive Stone Paver LTD

5 review(s)
Based: in Normandy, GU3 2DF

Drivestone Paving & Landscaping Ltd is a family run business with over 10 years’ experience installing beautiful block paved driveways and patios that are built to last. Based in Guildford we operate in Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough, Godalming,...

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Derek a., BA15
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Bradford-on-Avon

Excellent survey and prompt quote

Topstyle paving & resin bond ltd

1 review(s)
Based: in Ashford, TN23 6FL

Top Style Paving & Resin Bond Ltd are a professional company with a great reputation.Specialists in Block Paving, Driveways, Tarmacadam, Fencing and Patios

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Mohammed M., RM16
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Grays

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R Temple Driveways and Landscapes

3 review(s)
Based: in Rtempledrivewaysandlandscapes.co.uk, SS12 9EJ

Hello my name is Richard I have been doing driveways and ground works for 30 years. I've always prided myself on doing a good job using top quality materials and tools. When you're satisfied I'm satisfied. All my work is guaranteed for 10 years and...

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David H., CM2
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

Great price and excellent. Job done by Richard and his team.

JS Landscapes

12 review(s)
Based: in Swanley, BR8 7RY

Four seasons tree services Is a small family run businessSpecialising in all aspects of tree and hedges with over 20 years experience No job too big no job too small we are large enough to cope and small enough to care

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David M., SE3
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in London

Good service price to deer

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FAQs

what sand for block paving?

Have you decided to install block paving and wondering what the best sand to be applied to the joints is in order to achieve a perfect job? Well, you’re at the right place! This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to block paving and we seek to give you a reliable solution once and for all.

The best sand for block paving is a kiln-dried sand. It’s an extremely fine sand which has been dried in a kiln to get rid of all the water before it’s incorporated to achieve the best results. Therefore, the sand contains no moisture and is commonly used to fill the joints of block paving to keep the paving’s structure rigid and strong. It also goes a long way to prevent the ingress of water while stopping the paving from moving and becoming loose. The major reason why the paving sand must be dried is to allow it flow easily into the joints as well as the block paving’s gaps. As result of this smooth flowing to the bottom of the joints, there will be no sand sticking to the sides of the pavers.

Another major reason why kiln-dried sand is commonly applied to the block paving’s joints is to prevent water from penetrating the paved area. It also tightens the individual pavers together to prevent from moving and becoming loose. In the event whereby you happen to leave the joints of your block paving without kiln dried sand, it’s highly likely that they’ll sink as a result of water penetration and the blocks will become very loose. After washing block paving, it’s very important to also replace any sand washed off in the process once the paving is dried to prevent water ingress into the joints.

how to lay block paving on a slope?

Are you worried there’s a slope on the area where your block paving is to be installed? Good news is, it’s very possible to lay block paving on a slope. However, this can be a very difficult task which should be done by a reliable professional ( especially if you lack proper training and experience) who can guarantee the best results, the first time and also help save you money from possible costly mistakes. This guide will provide you with everything you need about the slope block paving installation process. Let’s have a look!

• Demarcate The Walkway

To get started, you have to determine how and where you want your walkway to be while also determining the thickness of the paver. Ensure to choose the less sloppy area and utilize landscape paint to mark the area visibly.

• Prepare The Ground

Clear out all forms of dirts, roots, rocks and other debris on the soil. Once done, proceed to cutting the sods to the required length and put them somewhere close.

• Make Boundaries

There’s a need for landscape borders. Here, it’ll be easier to use plastics as boundaries for your lawn’s edges. Install them on the sides that have already been cut

• Apply A Level Of Gravel

Obtain the correct size of gravel and spread them evenly over the area to ensure a firm foundation for the pavers is formed. Makes sure that the rocks is at a minimum of 2 inches deep into the soil.

• Install The Block Pavers

Start from the centremost position of the pathway and work towards the sides until you’re able to cover every inch of the area.

• Apply A Layer Of Cement

Apply cement over the pavers and utilize a broom to sweep it and fill up all the gaps and spaces between the pavers. Then, press the pathway to be levelled using a compactor.

how to seal block paving?

Are you having weed problems on your carefully picked out block pavings? After spending huge bucks to install the block pavings, the last thing any homeowner would want to discover is weed taking over the prized asset. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be effectively handled in a few simple steps provided in this article.

Basically, sealing of block paving is all about prevention of weed growth in the area by total weed removal, putting of sand between the block paving joints and sealing with a good quality sealant. This is a task that’s best left for a reliable professional to guarantee the best results especially if you lack proper training and experience. This guide will give a good insight into the process.

Here are the equipment you’ll need to get started: pressure washer, weed killer, bin bag, broom, small brush, protective gear, sealing roller, spueegee, jointing sand and sealer and DIY sprayer.

lRemove The Weed

• Put on a protective clothing and gloves

• Get a weed disposal bag to clean while you go.

• Apply the selected weed killer on both areas where weeds are present and the absent ones to prevent any growing.

lPressure Washing

• Angle your pressure washer between the gaps. This is done to remove all weeds and debris that are still lying around as well as removing all possible chemical residues to create a thorough clean between the paving slab.

• Leave the washed area to dry.

l Sand The Joints

• Check the weather forecast to ensure there’s about 24 to 48 hours of dryness as its important for both sand and sealant to do a perfect job.

• Put sand between the gaps and push it down with your small brush until its levelled.

lSeal The Gaps

• The sealing process should be done immediately and sanding.

• Clean up the patio

• Perform a test using a small area

• Apply the sealant

• Apply the second of sealant

• Leave to dry for about 2 to 3 hours.

can you lay block paving on top of concrete?

Can You Lay Block Paving On Top Of Concrete?

The replacement or improvement of your driveway is unarguably one of the most expensive projects you can undertake in the exterior of your home. When done by a true professional the results can be impressive and visually appealing, however you’d have to pay huge bucks to have this done. This is exactly the situation with block paving as it is not only time consuming, but also a lot more expensive when compared to other types of driveway.

A large chuck of this cost is associated with the removal of the existing driveway. So assuming your old driveway is concrete, can you simply pave over the existing concrete? If yes, will it save you money? The simple and short answer is yes. It’s in fact advisable to pave over concrete as this will not only add around 20% to your home’s value, but also make it look a lot more attractive and pleasing to the eye.

However, there are some problems associated with block paving over concrete. It may be better to remove the concrete in situations whereby the base is substandard. For instance, if the ground underneath the concrete is failing, there’ll most definitely be problems.

Also, there’ll be some issues with settling (not even the cracks). If your concrete is dropping little amounts every year, these can affect the blocks and ultimately lead to dropping of some sections of the block paving in such a way that they’ll no longer be on the same level as the other blocks. Giving a rise to the possibility of drainage issues, tripping hazard and lots more.

Other issues that may crop up can be triggered as a result of using the wrong size block height as well as totally ignoring or overlooking the undulations of the concrete.

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